Period
to 17 August 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4,147 4,567 3,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.36% 9.95% 9.33%
As % of the Vendors category 25.72% 25.28% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,885 3,165 2,739
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £176 £180 £195
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 136 104
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.60% +6.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.42 £38.37 £39.63
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 16,126 18,069 17,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.30% 39.38% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,805 12,225 11,957
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
England median daily rate £460 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.86% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 311 235
London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.23 £12.10
90th Percentile £57.13 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.31 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% +2.94% -2.37%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +5 1,057 £454 +0.89% 364
West London -2 174 £406 +1.56% 170
South London +3 80 £325 -20.73% 50
East London -8 69 £425 -5.56% 115
North London -3 30 £381 +27.08% 26
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,434 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,389 (33.49%) Windows
3 1,071 (25.83%) Active Directory
4 1,070 (25.80%) Finance
5 897 (21.63%) Office 365
6 880 (21.22%) SQL
7 869 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
8 815 (19.65%) SQL Server
9 681 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
10 610 (14.71%) .NET
11 607 (14.64%) C#
12 531 (12.80%) Migration
13 530 (12.78%) PowerShell
14 514 (12.39%) Windows 10
15 505 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
16 483 (11.65%) SCCM
17 447 (10.78%) Windows Server
18 444 (10.71%) DevOps
19 420 (10.13%) SharePoint
20 417 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
21 410 (9.89%) VMware
22 401 (9.67%) Microsoft Excel
23 395 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
24 387 (9.33%) ITIL
25 378 (9.12%) Power Platform
26 366 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
27 347 (8.37%) JavaScript
28 345 (8.32%) Windows 7
29 341 (8.22%) CRM
30 339 (8.17%) Power BI

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 420 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 262 (6.32%) MS Exchange
3 190 (4.58%) Skype for Business
4 157 (3.79%) IIS
5 78 (1.88%) Confluence
6 73 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 47 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (1.06%) Apache Spark
9 39 (0.94%) Apache
10 33 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (0.75%) SAS
11 31 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 26 (0.63%) CMS
13 25 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 24 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (0.46%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.41%) Tomcat
17 16 (0.39%) nginx
18 15 (0.36%) WebLogic
19 13 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 681 (16.42%) Microsoft Office
2 401 (9.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 175 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 93 (2.24%) Microsoft Project
5 72 (1.74%) MS Visio
6 37 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.096%) Sketch
11 4 (0.096%) Stata
12 3 (0.072%) InDesign
12 3 (0.072%) SPSS
13 2 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.048%) CINEMA 4D
13 2 (0.048%) FreeHand
13 2 (0.048%) Mingle
13 2 (0.048%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 284 (6.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.39%) Elite 3E
5 11 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 8 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.17%) Primavera
9 6 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
10 5 (0.12%) Relativity
10 5 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
11 4 (0.096%) Carpe Diem
11 4 (0.096%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
12 3 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,434 (34.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 897 (21.63%) Office 365
3 417 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
4 378 (9.12%) Power Platform
5 269 (6.49%) Dynamics 365
6 223 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 208 (5.02%) PaaS
8 204 (4.92%) IaaS
9 118 (2.85%) SaaS
10 100 (2.41%) Azure Data Factory
11 88 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 88 (2.12%) Serverless
12 76 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
13 75 (1.81%) OneDrive
14 57 (1.37%) Azure Functions
15 41 (0.99%) PowerApps
16 38 (0.92%) GitHub
17 34 (0.82%) Microsoft Flow
18 32 (0.77%) Google Sheets
19 27 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 265 (6.39%) DNS
2 223 (5.38%) Firewall
3 197 (4.75%) Skype
4 171 (4.12%) DHCP
5 144 (3.47%) VPN
6 125 (3.01%) WAN
7 115 (2.77%) LAN
8 101 (2.44%) TCP/IP
9 93 (2.24%) SAN
10 72 (1.74%) Internet
11 59 (1.42%) Wireless
12 45 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (1.01%) SSL
13 42 (1.01%) VoIP
14 41 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
15 39 (0.94%) VLAN
16 37 (0.89%) Unified Communications
17 33 (0.80%) Cisco IOS
18 32 (0.77%) NAS
19 31 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 815 (19.65%) SQL Server
2 339 (8.17%) Power BI
3 335 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
4 307 (7.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 233 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 167 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 139 (3.35%) Big Data
8 123 (2.97%) Data Lake
9 109 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
10 102 (2.46%) NoSQL
11 101 (2.44%) MySQL
12 95 (2.29%) Relational Database
13 78 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 71 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
15 69 (1.66%) Cosmos DB
16 68 (1.64%) Hadoop
16 68 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 67 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
18 66 (1.59%) MongoDB
19 65 (1.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 239 (5.76%) Git (software)
2 194 (4.68%) JIRA
3 184 (4.44%) Visual Studio Team System
4 175 (4.22%) Visual Studio
5 104 (2.51%) Jenkins
6 85 (2.05%) MSI
7 84 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 64 (1.54%) TeamCity
9 56 (1.35%) Selenium
10 50 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 43 (1.04%) SpecFlow
12 29 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 28 (0.68%) NUnit
13 28 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 26 (0.63%) Subversion
15 20 (0.48%) InstallShield
16 18 (0.43%) Eclipse
16 18 (0.43%) Maven
17 17 (0.41%) GitLab
18 14 (0.34%) Cucumber
General
1 1,070 (25.80%) Finance
2 307 (7.40%) Banking
3 172 (4.15%) Retail
4 138 (3.33%) Marketing
5 113 (2.72%) Law
6 96 (2.31%) Legal
7 86 (2.07%) Front Office
8 80 (1.93%) Telecoms
9 67 (1.62%) Investment Banking
10 62 (1.50%) Advertising
11 57 (1.37%) Financial Institution
12 48 (1.16%) Publishing
13 42 (1.01%) Manufacturing
14 39 (0.94%) Back Office
15 24 (0.58%) Electronics
16 23 (0.55%) Games
17 21 (0.51%) German Language
18 13 (0.31%) French Language
18 13 (0.31%) Russian Language
19 10 (0.24%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 771 (18.59%) Developer
2 632 (15.24%) Analyst
3 456 (11.00%) Architect
4 254 (6.12%) Consultant
5 218 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 178 (4.29%) Support Analyst
7 172 (4.15%) Azure Engineer
8 171 (4.12%) .NET Developer
9 166 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 162 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 147 (3.54%) Business Analyst
12 143 (3.45%) Desktop Support
12 143 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
13 141 (3.40%) C# Developer
14 137 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
15 131 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
16 128 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support
17 124 (2.99%) Service Analyst
18 118 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 110 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (14.71%) .NET
2 200 (4.82%) HTML
3 176 (4.24%) Web Services
4 158 (3.81%) CSS
5 143 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 136 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 125 (3.01%) .NET Framework
8 122 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
9 112 (2.70%) REST
10 110 (2.65%) JSON
11 99 (2.39%) React
12 95 (2.29%) XML
13 90 (2.17%) RESTful
14 68 (1.64%) Node.js
15 65 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 65 (1.57%) jQuery
15 65 (1.57%) WCF
16 62 (1.50%) HTML5
16 62 (1.50%) Kafka
17 56 (1.35%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 395 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
3 135 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 131 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 102 (2.46%) User Experience
6 79 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 69 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
8 68 (1.64%) Public Cloud
9 61 (1.47%) Replication
10 57 (1.37%) Blackberry
11 51 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 49 (1.18%) Mobile App
13 48 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
14 45 (1.09%) PKI
15 44 (1.06%) Clustering
15 44 (1.06%) Hedge funds
16 37 (0.89%) Data Structures
17 36 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
18 35 (0.84%) iPhone
19 33 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1,389 (33.49%) Windows
2 514 (12.39%) Windows 10
3 447 (10.78%) Windows Server
4 345 (8.32%) Windows 7
5 259 (6.25%) Linux
6 190 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 139 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 96 (2.31%) Android
9 94 (2.27%) Apple iOS
10 80 (1.93%) Unix
11 60 (1.45%) Windows 8
12 52 (1.25%) Mac OS X
13 48 (1.16%) Mac OS
14 40 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 25 (0.60%) CentOS
17 22 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (0.51%) VMS
19 20 (0.48%) Solaris
19 20 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
2 531 (12.80%) Migration
3 505 (12.18%) Business Intelligence
4 444 (10.71%) DevOps
5 387 (9.33%) ITIL
6 366 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
7 341 (8.22%) CRM
8 294 (7.09%) Project Management
9 289 (6.97%) Scrum
10 287 (6.92%) Analytics
11 260 (6.27%) ETL
12 207 (4.99%) Continuous Integration
13 203 (4.90%) Data Modelling
14 201 (4.85%) TDD
15 200 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 198 (4.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 182 (4.39%) Microservices
18 181 (4.36%) Test Automation
19 152 (3.67%) Visualisation
20 134 (3.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 880 (21.22%) SQL
2 607 (14.64%) C#
3 530 (12.78%) PowerShell
4 347 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 255 (6.15%) Python
6 209 (5.04%) T-SQL
7 190 (4.58%) Java
8 69 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 69 (1.66%) VB
9 63 (1.52%) VBA
10 61 (1.47%) C
11 59 (1.42%) Perl
12 58 (1.40%) PL/SQL
13 50 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 42 (1.01%) C++
15 37 (0.89%) VB.NET
15 37 (0.89%) VBScript
16 36 (0.87%) R
16 36 (0.87%) TypeScript
17 29 (0.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 243 (5.86%) Degree
2 213 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 198 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 159 (3.83%) SC Cleared
5 104 (2.51%) MCSE
6 63 (1.52%) MCSA
7 57 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 50 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
9 46 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 36 (0.87%) MCP
11 32 (0.77%) PMI Certification
12 30 (0.72%) Master's Degree
13 29 (0.70%) CCNP
13 29 (0.70%) CISSP
14 27 (0.65%) AWS Certification
14 27 (0.65%) CCNA
15 25 (0.60%) PMP
16 21 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 19 (0.46%) MCITP
18 18 (0.43%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.22%) SLA
2 85 (2.05%) QA
3 75 (1.81%) PMO
4 43 (1.04%) GDPR
5 39 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 35 (0.84%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.24%) COBIT
9 9 (0.22%) MiFID
10 8 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.12%) HL7
11 5 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 5 (0.12%) SEPA
12 4 (0.096%) GAAP
12 4 (0.096%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.096%) NIST
12 4 (0.096%) P3O
12 4 (0.096%) PMBOK
12 4 (0.096%) PSD2
13 3 (0.072%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 1,071 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 272 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 149 (3.59%) Docker
4 119 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 112 (2.70%) XenApp
6 89 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 87 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
8 84 (2.03%) XenDesktop
9 67 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 66 (1.59%) vSphere
11 38 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
12 28 (0.68%) BitLocker
12 28 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (0.46%) KVM
14 17 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.34%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.24%) Shibboleth
16 10 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.24%) Xen
17 7 (0.17%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 483 (11.65%) SCCM
2 146 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 130 (3.13%) Kubernetes
4 107 (2.58%) Ansible
5 96 (2.31%) Terraform
6 93 (2.24%) Puppet
7 68 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
8 65 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
9 55 (1.33%) WSUS
10 54 (1.30%) SCOM
11 46 (1.11%) AirWatch
12 28 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
13 22 (0.53%) Kibana
14 17 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 16 (0.39%) vCenter Server
15 16 (0.39%) vMotion
16 15 (0.36%) Consul
17 14 (0.34%) CASB
17 14 (0.34%) logstash
18 13 (0.31%) Grafana
Vendors
1 410 (9.89%) VMware
2 255 (6.15%) Citrix
3 241 (5.81%) Cisco
4 206 (4.97%) Oracle
5 155 (3.74%) Google
6 109 (2.63%) HP
7 104 (2.51%) Tableau
8 95 (2.29%) SAP
9 91 (2.19%) Apple
10 76 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
11 64 (1.54%) Dell
12 54 (1.30%) IBM
12 54 (1.30%) ServiceNow
13 53 (1.28%) EMC
14 51 (1.23%) Databricks
15 50 (1.21%) Adobe
16 48 (1.16%) Ivanti
17 46 (1.11%) NetApp
18 43 (1.04%) CheckPoint
19 41 (0.99%) Red Hat